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Witch's Broom

General Activities

  • Arrange baskets of fresh fruit for friends or family.
  • Fill a bowl with fruits and leave it as an offering to the gods
  • Fill a basket with pine cones, colorful dried leaves, wheat, acorns, and fallen pine branches and leave it by your door.
  • Make a protection charm of hazelnuts strung on red thread.
  • Hang dried ears of corn on the front door, doorposts, or outside light fixtures.
  • Serve a Mabon meal of wine/nectar from the God, and beans and squash from the Goddess. Some sort of soup with carrots, onions, potatoes, radishes, and/or corn combines both the energies of the God and Goddess.
  • Collect milkweed pods to decorate at Yuletide and to attract fairies.
  • Call upon the elementals and honor them for their help with:
        North = Earth: the home and finances
        East= Air: school and knowledge
        South = Fire: careers and accomplishments
        West = Water: emotional balance and fruitful relationships
  • Make wine
  • It is a good time to walk the forests, gathering dried plants for use as altar decorations or herbal magic.  

 

Solitary Activities

  • Take a walk outside and enjoy the cooling weather.
  • Gathering autumn leaves in bright colors.
  • Take a trip to a farmer's market (I love Pike Place Market in Seattle for this reason!)
  • Private Meditation on the meanings of Mabon.
  • Private Ritual
  • Become a volunteer. Be a mentor, or read stories to kids at the public library. Do something to help those who would otherwise go without.

 

Group Activities

  • Go to an Autumn Festival.
  • Host an open Sabbat Ritual for your community.
  • Try making wine.
  • Prepare a feast of foods appropriate for the season.
  • Research the practices for Mabon of other traditions, and try them out.
  • Eat lots of Apples and drink apple cider.

 

Activities for Kids

  • Make bird feeders
  • Make paper bouquets of autumn flowers.
  • Make Leaf Prints
  • Make a place mat using dried leaves, flowers and flattened seeds.
  • Make a wax paper leaf sun-catchers.
  • Read stories about Autumn and the changing seasons. Try Kat Dyer's Meagan's Mabon.
  • Talk to your child about the season and answer any questions they have about your religious traditions and practices.